Monday, July 25, 2011
Happy 50th Anniversary to my Mom and Dad!
I apologize that my MTME post is so very late. I had a crazy-busy week getting ready for my parent's 50th anniversary celebration which was Saturday night. It was a wonderful event - all 6 of my parent's children, their spouses, 22 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren were in attendance. Two of the 22 grandchildren were represented with a photo of the two of them since they have passed on.. my nephew, Marcus, at the age of 17 in 2008 from brain cancer and my own sweet Jessica just last Oct (2010) from the heart, lung and GI defects she was born with - she was 22 yrs old when she died. I'm sure that Jessica and Marcus were there in spirit. Some of my parent's siblings were able to attend too as well as my mom's cousin and her daughter. It was an event to remember!
Here is the card that I made that we had every family member sign:
I used MTME's digi paper Wistful Wonder. I love this set!
I used Martha Stewart punch for the butterfly and then applied Diamond Stickles on the top and added little pearls down the center.
I bought the lace at Michael's in a spool... can you believe how gorgeous it is?
The sentiment came from a couple of different digi stamps: I used the "happy" and Anniversary" from Sentimental Occasions and used the 5 and 0 from Harriet Hop-Along Birthday.
Silly me... I forgot to take a photo of the inside of the card. I printed the sentiment from So Sentimental that says,
"Family - Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and union it grows. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger."
Guess what was inside the card? ... keys to a CAR! My siblings and I as well as a few of my parent's siblings pitched in and bought my parents a car. They were shocked! It was great! We had it all decorated and at a friend's house so while they were inside my brother-in-law drove it to the church and had it parked outside.
I also made a large display board that said, "Family - all because two people fell in love". Below it I had their wedding picture from 1961 and a recent (beautiful!) photo they had taken a few months ago. The remainder of the board was covered in photos of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I'll have to take some photos of it and share it here.
I'm exhausted from all the activity from this past week. Thank you for being so patient with me on getting this post out late.
I'll be back on Thursday with another card and another sketch.
I'm entering this card at: Make it Monday